Withdrawn from 08.06.2015
This International Standard describes an index test method for the determination of the tensile properties ofgeosynthetics, using a wide-width strip. The method is applicable to most geosynthetics, including wovengeotextiles, nonwoven geotextiles, geocomposites, knitted geotextiles and felts. The method is also applicableto geogrids and similar open-structure geotextiles, but specimen dimensions might need to be altered. Thistest is not applicable to polymeric or bituminous geosynthetic barriers, while it is applicable to claygeosynthetic barriers.The tensile test method covers the measurement of load elongation characteristics and includes proceduresfor the calculation of secant stiffness, maximum load per unit width and strain at maximum load. Singularpoints on the load-extension curve are also indicated.Procedures for measuring the tensile properties of both conditioned and wet specimens are included in thisInternational Standard.